Anthony R. Brantley Jr., 38, of Arkansas City, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, in the Arkansas City High School auditorium. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

Anthony was born July 5, 1978, to Tony Brantley Sr. and Glenda (Berry) Brantley.

He was reared and educated in many places, due to his father’s military service, but graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1996.

Anthony attended Colby Community College and then transferred to Cowley College, where he played basketball and graduated in 1998.

He graduated from Oakland City University in 2001.

Anthony played professional basketball in France for several years.

He married Belena Daugherty on July 26, 2003, in Taneyville, Missouri. The couple made their home in France and Willow Springs, Missouri, before returning to Arkansas City in 2009.

Anthony has taught, and coached high school basketball and tennis, for USD 470 since 2009.

He also worked as a personal trainer through his business, ETP (Embrace The Process).

Anthony was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

He enjoyed playing ball at the Arkansas City Recreation Center and area churches with other members of the community on any given night.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Belena; children, Aislynn Reine, Alaina Joy and Aidan Jace, all of the home; mother, Glenda Brantley, of Arkansas City; siblings, Wesley Brantley and Mary Brantley, both of Pittsburg, and William Brantley, Nathan Brantley and Alyssa Brantley, all of Wichita; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2015.

A memorial has been established for the Arkansas City Recreation Center.

Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City.

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